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Homemade Chilli Paste

  • Author: Farrukh Aziz
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 14-15 servings
  • Category: Condiments, Basics
  • Cuisine: World

Description

Chili Paste is an essential condiment made from dried red chilies, used in most Indo Chinese, Indian, Mexican and Asian recipes.This red chilli paste recipe is indeed easy to make and much better than the store-bought


Ingredients

to prepare red chilli paste recipe (method 1)

  • 40 dried Kashmiri red chillies
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • Water as needed

to prepare red chili paste (method 2)

  • 20 ¬†kashmiri red chilies or any mild chili
  • 20 bedgi chilies or any medium spicy to hot chilies variety
  • 13-14 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • Water as needed

Instructions

How to make chili paste from dried red chilies

Method 1

  1. Add Kashmiri chilies in bowl. Now, pour hot water over it and set it side to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Transfer them in a blender along with 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of water from the soaked chilies
  3. Blend it into a paste
  4. Heat oil in a pan
  5. Pour the hot oil over chilli paste and mix well.
  6. Transfer in a clean air tight jar or container and refrigerate upto a month

Method 2

  1. Add Kashmiri chilies and bedgi chilies in a bowl. Pour hot water over the chilies  and set it aside to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain and transfer them into a blender along with garlic, 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  3. Blend the mixture into a paste. Add 3 tablespoons of water from the soaked chilies
  4. Heat oil well in a pan and then chili garlic paste into it.
  5. Add sugar, salt and mix. Cook for 5-6 minutes low heat until fragrant, stir in between
  6. Take it off the heat and cool completely
  7. Transfer into a clean jar or container and refrigerate upto a month

Notes

  • If you are sensitive to hot chilies, then be sure to use pair of gloves while handling them

Keywords: Homemade Chili Paste, Red Chili Paste, Chili Garlic Paste